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% of americans. but to keep the higher rates for families making more than $400,000 a year. president obama took credit. >> republicans said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. >> middle class families will wake up to the assurance that their taxes will not go up $2,200 each. >> not so fast. john boehner send house members home to celebrate the new year without a vote. >> this is disgusting. everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> the economy could still take a hit. ndelsman, nbc news. >> marylanders voted to approve same-sex marriage. kim dacey is live with the details. >> it was a historic night at city hall as the first same-sex couples did get married in special ceremony this morning. seven couples took their vows. the mayor performed first ceremony. she has marriage power. she married jim and bill, a couple that has been together for 35 years. and they never thought they would see the day when they could legally wed. >> i am very happy. this is as happy as i have ever been and be able to spend the rest of my life with bill legally. angela show the gay
obama wins, republicans lose in a way that perhaps is more telling than just what one election result might suggest. >> well, i think it certainly does. it difference him a certain platform and credibility perhaps he didn't have before. watching as these fiscal cliff negotiations have gone through the holidays, it certainly is more perhaps a little bit more bully pulpit for the president and his position on taxes. the biggest story of the year came at the end of the year in the past week or so, the massacred sandy hook elementary in newtown and i think the presidency now might be shaped by those events. those are the stories barnicle and andrea have chosen as the top stories of 2012 to cover. >> mike barnicle, would you agree this could be a signature of a second term. >> i do agree with that. i think the events a few days ago of newtown in connecticut will help shape the president's second term in office and gives us huge impetus of change in this country that have taken too long to take hold. i think to the presidency himself and man himself was shaped and altered by these events as
is whether it can pass here, the republican-controlled house of representatives. early on monday, president obama surrounded himself with middle- class families to make the point that it would be average americans who would be hardest hit by a failure to compromise. >> the agreement being worked on right now would further reduce the deficit by asking the wealthiest 2% of americans to pay higher taxes for the first time in two decades. that would add additional hundreds of billions of dollars to deficit reduction. so that is progress. but we will need to do more. >> but no one is claiming the bill is perfect. the sticking point is what to do about cuts in major government departments. the problem has been put off for now. on the taxation side, the president got nearly everything he wanted with republicans agreeing to raise taxes on the wealthiest and extend unemployment benefits. the major public holiday of new year's day means global stock markets are shocked on tuesday and that give these them -- and that gives them more time. the u.s. politicians were so voted down ideologically that they
the obama administration say, well, republicans don't want to protect us. how are you going to answer the predictable criticism that you're not looking out for folks, you are looking out for business interests? >> well, we are. we are saying in health emergency, of course. any sensible policymaker would say you have to be able to address those. but right now, the pendulum has swung so far that it's very difficult to even conceive starting up your business. and we want that to occur again. much less allowing for those who are operating businesses to keep thlights on and grow. you know, you look at the last three years. we have seen a 23% decline in the number of business startups. in america, we are a starter country and we want to see it happen again. neil: he was ronald reagan's top money guy. why he says capitalism is in trouble these days and it's the governments fault. by the way, republicans as well. we have david stockman acts. and suzanne somers on lala land going gaga over president obama. but next, ralph nader has had enough. he says that both parties in washington are flaili
, are in districts that president obama won. what that means is most of these house republicans are very accountable to more conservative members in their districts and not necessarily looking for bipartisanship. so, i think the next fight will be just as bloody as this one was. one thing to note in terms of looking at who won, who won and who lost, which is going on a lot in washington. republicans in the last 20 years have said we do not support raising taxes on anyone ever. so at the core fundamental here, it's hard to say president obama didn't get a victory here in that he broke a republican precedent that's been really firmly established, and that's the biggest thing as you look forward. now he's going to try to press republicans to support more tax increases. and that's a big change in how washington has been governed up to now. >> perry bacon, lynn sweet, thanks to both of you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> okay, so the bill's moving to the house, but republican leaders haven't said exactly when it will come up for a vote. on the contrary, a statement from the four top republicans was caref
. but republicans have promised and obama will probably be happy to go along with it that in the next few months they're going to you know, take another crack at "entitlement reform." but i think that whether or not this deal ends up being a good one for -- for democrats, depends on whether or not the president holds firm in the commitment he made. that he will refuse to negotiate on the debt ceiling. he is saying forget it. i'm not even going to talk about it. i don't care what you want to give me to raise the debt ceiling, i don't care what you want about the debt ceiling, i'm not going to touch the debt ceiling. now what does that mean? does that mean he is going to pay the debts even if the republicans don't raise the debt ceiling. we don't know, but he has insisted, both in private and with his staff in his public statements and in private with others that this is a huge issue to him. he sees it as legacy. that he is not going to leave behind a presidency that can be regularly held hostage by congress that wants to refuse to raise the debt limit. if he stands firm on the debt limit a couple
. >> the first face-off from the republican front-runners. the main target was barack obama. >> whoever the nominee is, we all want to give pete barack obama. >> the third one, i can. >> this is a president who talked about lowering taxes even if he raises them. >> we will not be barack obama with some guy who has swiss bank accounts. >> 9-9-9. game on. >> the people of i was spoke, so i have decided to stand aside. >> thank you, new hampshire. >> mitt romney scored a decisive victory. >> the south carolina at surprise. newt gingrich wins. >> we will suspend our campaign effective today. we are not done fighting. >> mitt romney is the winner in texas. >> mitt romney has 30 more delegates than he needs to win the republican nomination. >> my running mate and the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> mitt romney took his running mate for a test driver in nascar country. >> all i am asking is we go back to the rates under bill clinton, for folks like me. >> i am not going to shut up. it is my turn. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> you mus
post" entitled obama's failed leadership. "the main reason we keep having these destructive and inconcludive budget confrontations is not simple that will many republicans have been intrancei gent on taxes, the larger cause is that obama refuses to concede that social security, medicare, medicaid are driving future spending and deficits. so when republicans make concessions on taxes they get little in return." are you set up for more confrontatio confrontation. >> i think we are set up for more confrontatioconfrontation. on september 30th, when the clock strikes, we'll be in the same position. the president has made concessions, put on the table reforms to the entitlement program. last year, we were close to a grand bargain. $4 trillion deficit reduction that would include major entitlement reforms. the president has done what he needs to do that's unfair criticism. >> what is lacking, congressman? what is the problem? it is a popular con serb tuf and -- conservative reefrain. where is the impasse in terms of being able to say here are what our priorities are as a party. >>
is on standby to take them back to hawaii as soon as the house approves the senate plan. some house republicans say they will disrail it. >> if i was worried about a deal struck by president obama and the senate? no. >> democrats incyst it would be exercise in futility that could rattle world markets. >> mercifully, worst congress in history perhaps goes out of existence in two days. if they open this up on the floor and starting to amend, you know, we'll be swearing in the new congress while they are still acting out that drama. >> yet, conservative outrage over the deal is building. especially after the congressional budget office said legislation that was supposed to help cut the deficit will now add $3.6 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. the architect of the senate deal minority leader mitch mcconnell notes it lacks in tax cut for large portion of the public. rattling it now would likely hand the blame to the republicans. >> i can speak to the entire conference when i say we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone. but we all knew if we did nothing they would be
. >>> looking beyond the senate deal, president obama is warning republicans that if they want future spending cuts, they're going to have to provide more tax revenue as well. >> if republicans think that i will finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts alone -- and you hear that sometimes coming from them, that sort of after today we're just going to try to shove only spending cuts down -- well, shove spending cuts at us. if they think that's going to be the formula for how we solve this thing, then they've got another think coming. >> that midday news conference didn't go over well with a lot of republicans, and they said that the president's sometimes mocking tone, as they felt it was, could hurt the fiscal cliff deal in the house. >> as i sort out my impressions of the president's remarks as to whether to be angry or to saddened. we have the president of the united states go over and have a cheerleading ridiculing of republicans exercise. >> let's bring in democratic strategist and former edwards communications director chris ka fiance and republican strategist and former h
with mr. obama, and he might reap some benefits in 2016. the republicans are still upset about not winning the election. i do know, and everybody knows, that there is still some racism in america, they cannot take the color of his face in the white house. it is done. it is crazy. let's go forward, and saved america. host: let me show you a little bit of an president obama's comments yesterday at the white house. >> keep in mind, last month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. the agreement that is being currently discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. host: president obama talking about what democrats won, potentially, in this deal. a writer for the nation -- "the nation" -- as he writes, the bill was approved, and most republicans were behind it. they're worse -- there were some no votes. there were five republican nos. there were three knows from the democrats, senators bennett, harper, and tom harkin. richard in capitol heights, maryland, an independent color. caller: thank you for taking my call. tho
what people are going to do. all i'm saying is i think the case that we can make, barack obama's policies are passed, our expectations, our dreams for women, contrasted with the republican agenda as it has been and continues to be relative to women, i don't think it is a close call. >> okay. >> and i think women will make that judgment. >> let's get back to the economy for just a moment. a white house campaign staff member told me yesterday that 67% of the american people want the wealthy to pay more. do you believe that number? and do you think the people are with you on that? >> absolutely, look, i come from a wealthy state of little delaware, and got elected seven times in the state being a progressive. and i never once engaged in the so-called class war fare. because i found out, and you know as i do, wealthy people are just as patriotic as lower class and middle class people. >> you said they're ready to do more. >> i remember looking at a poll, we were trying to get the jobs bill passed. and we said in order to put 400,000 teachers and teachers aides, and firefighters and
. this represents compromise on all sides. part of the reason you saw president obama come out today is not only to pressure republicans, but also to pressure democrats to get the deal done before this midnight deadline that is now so close and that is fast approaching. so there is some opposition that is being voiced from the left. could this impact the decision of some senate democrats? we'll have to wait and see, certainly. but, of course, when these deals come together, there are a lot of discordant voices. vice president biden, as kelly mentioned, is prepared to go to capitol hill if senate democrats meet and they decide that he is needed there, he will go over and meet with them. and he is of course has been critical to moving these negotiations forward. minority leader mitch mcconnell reached out to him over the weekend saying he needs a dance partner in these negotiations. vice president biden entered the negotiations, and things really seem to start to move forward. of course, the vice president having served for more than 30 years in the senate is no stranger to these negotiations. in
is going to be the republican nominee and that person is going to be obama. therefore, all you have to be is there. >> and as he just noted and as neil sodacca made famous, making up is hard to do. the reality came for mitt romney, once he secured that nomination in early spring, it just wasn't there. >> throughout the republican primary, mitt romney pushed himself so far to the right. it was nearly impossible. and, by the way, i don't think he even tried one. it became a defining line on the hard right for romney. let's listen. >> governor romney, there's one thing i'm confused about. you say you don't want to go and round up people and deport them. but you say they would have to go back to their own country and apply for citizenship. so how do you send them home. >> the answer is self deportation. people decide that they can do better by going home. so we're not going to round people up. >> so what was wrong with that? >> first of all, the phrase, self deportation managed to summarize everything that people didn't like about mitt romney. >> you know, like firing you. >> the firing
by republicans so when president obama has his talk about campaigning and run and getting a mandate on raising taxes on the upper tier, these republicans fight back with their own o individual races. >> no doubt about it. and that is why we had this clash. you will remember that right after the election i remember full well that these negotiations which started with the president and speaker boehner, they are are ending now with senator mcconnell and vice president biden but within days aft election speaker boehner sent a letter to the president of the united states saying we just had a status quo election. that was from the speaker. inside the white house they didn't believe it was a status quo election. they believe the president won decisively and did get the mandate. house republicans believe they had a mandate to cut spending and the president believed he had a mandate to raise taxes. they will have the same clash two months from now. not just over the sequester which will be back in two months but in two months another clash over the debt ceiling. i'm not sure anybody wins tonight when t
another recession. now, president obama and the senate republican leaders say they are close to a deal to prevent tax hikes on the middle class. the trouble is, the house has gone home and won't be voting on anything tonight. >> for now, our most immediate priority is to stop taxes going up for middle class families starting tomorrow. i think that is a modest goal that we can accomplish. >> we all want to protect taxpayers, and we can get it done now. right now. >> trace: officials tell fox news agreement would let tax cuts expire on $450,000 instead of the president's cut off $250,000. extend unemployment benefits for another year it does not include any new spending cuts. of course, that's the other big issue in this fiscal cliff standoff. we have team fox coverage. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. but first to ed henry at the white house. ed, it looks as if we are taking the plunge. >> it does, trace. but what i think the white house is hoping here tonight is that lawmakers are going to have some framework by midnight tonight that basically says votes as soon as tomorrow or may
cliff deal he made with senate republicans. it would keep taxes from rising on 98% of americans but raise rates on families making over $450,000 a year. president obama campaigned for a lower cut off. $250,000. but he claimed victory. >> keep in mind that just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner and his gop lawmakers might still not agree. >> the house stands adjourned until noon tomorrow. >> boehner sent house lawmakers home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> listen, this is disgusting. and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> off the cliff at midnight the economy could take a hit but senate leaders hope to counter that with a rare, strong, bipartisan vote. house conservatives could still reject the plan and keep america from climbing back up the cliff. i'm steve handelsman, news 4, capitol hill. >> again the senate is expected to vote on those bills sometime late tonight or early tomorrow morning. top democrats say i
% of americans. but to keep the higher rate on families making over $450,000, president obama took credit for breaking 20 years of gop opposition to tax hikes. >> keep in mind that just last month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiewealthi est americans. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: not so fast. house speaker john boehner and his gop lawmakers might not go along. boehner sent house members home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> listen, this is disgusting. and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> reporter: the economy could still take a hit. while the house takes up maybe later today whether to follow the senate's lead and hike taxes on the wealthy. from capitol hill, steve handelsman, nbc news. bill, back to you. >> reaction to the senate's move was swift as many people were still up welcoming the new year. familiar faces on msnbc were in rare form starting with joe scarborough who tweeted, why can't washington e
left the white house he was afraid of the clinton restoration and 2008 when obama had the clintons when the republicans decided, wait a minute, no, bill clin clin to is this bygone symbol in america of cooperation and good government and moderation and sang his praises for four years. set him up as the good democrat against obama's bad democrat. what happened, the good democrat stole the show, vouches for the bad democrat and disarmed an awful lot of. ares are saying about president obama. >> chris hayes, the mvp of the campaign? >> the mvp of the obama campaign was rick per prip it was rick perry's entrance to the race that pushed mitt romney to take the tackically wise but strategically stupid step of going full out elegant. >> tackically wise for that moment. >> for that moment. it totally destroyed rick perry. he dispatched rick perry with that rhetoric with the $100,000 subdiddy to the illegals, the dream act which unallowed undocumented students to go to the university and pay in-state tuition. romney destroyed rick perry on that issue. but it was in the rhetoric he deployed there
passed 89-8. shortly after the vote, president obama said while neither decembers nor republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country and the house should pass it without delay. now, house speaker john boehner and his leadership team say they need it review the bill before putting it up for a vote. that could happen late today or perhaps wednesday. in the deal approved by the tonight, income tax rates will stay the same for most americans. individuals making $400,000 and couples making $450,000 will see their taxes rise. the planned $24 billion in spending cuts to defense and domestic programs, they've been delayed just two months. senators say it is a less than perfect plan but it is a start. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone but we all knew, if we did nothing, they would be going up on everyone today. we weren't going to let that happen. each of us could spend the rest of the week discussing what a perfect solution would have looked like but the end result would have been the largest tax increase in american history.
, there is hope for a soft landing. eadate republican leader mitch odaynnell and president obama said today a deal was close. yut late in the day house leaders announced they will not ote on a deal tonight. aiey're waiting for the senate. enswhat happens now? we have two reports beginning with nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, good evening. >> good evening to you, rebecca. it looks like the deadline pressure finally prompted a meeting of the minds today. negotiators agreed to a plan that extends the bush era tax icans.or 99% of americans. on they are hung up on one key looksing issue, and so it looks like we will go over the fiscal cliff at least temporarily. >> we're very, very close to an agreement. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said his mcconnthe-clock negotiations with vice president biden had t id off. >> i can report that we've reached an agreement on all of the tax -- the tax -- issues. >> reporter: first and foremost, the bush era tax cuts. ohe two sides agreed to extend them permanently for all household income under $400,000 a year for individuals, $450,000 foe
their way and yet the republicans do not seem to have learned the country spoke when they reelected obama. they are still trying to fight for what they want themselves. i wonder what this country's going to come to in the next election. i am worried about the democrat and republican party. we do not know what the changes would be. another thing is the billions of dollars they are spending overseas trying to fight the war over there. they are financing billions, i believe to understood, it is that expensive. lives are being lost. i know it sounds reasonable to some people. you take people that do not care to die, like a lot of those suicide bombers, you cannot get rid of all of the terrorists. they are a country that is mixed up. i am concerned for the world. poor people do not seem to get a chance. the wealthy need another million when we need another dollar. host: times in arkansas. a reporter with politico -- john in kansas, republican. caller: hi, my comment is, i hope they pass the proposal so they can pass a sensible bill that addresses our national debt, and other legitimate concern
. president obama issuing a statement this morning saying, juliet? >> while neither democrats nor republicans got everyone they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do with our country and the house should pass it without delay. is the house likely going to pass it without delay, or pass it period? the chief congressional correspondent for the "washington examiner" joins us now. good morning, my dear. thank you very much for waking up early today. we especially appreciate it today. let's get right to it. what do you think is going to happen with the house? >> they'll gavel in today and they'll discuss the deal. and i think what it will boil down to is a deal that attracts a lot of democrats and some republicans. they need at least two dozen republicans, maybe more, depending on whether they lose a few democrats who don't like that higher tax threshold passed last night in the senate. it's going to be a matter of whether or not these republicans find enough attractive elements in this deal. and they might. they might like the higher tax threshold of $400,000 for singles and $450,000 fo
bought up stocks on high hopes of deal, after president obama said this afternoon a deal is "in sight," and positive comments from republican leaders in the senate. here's how the major averages closed on this last trading day of 2012. the dow surged 166 points, the nasdaq jumped about 60, and the s&p rose almost 24 points. while wall street has already closed the books on 2012, washington still has a few hours to go before its new year's day fiscal cliff deadline. darren gersh has the latest. >> reporter: after a weekend of late-night negotiations with the vice president, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said an agreement on the fiscal cliff was very, very close. >> we'll continue to work on finding smarter ways to cut spending, but let's not let that hold up protecting americans from the tax hike that will take place in about 10 hours. >> reporter: the deal would raise the top tax rate for individuals making more than $400,000 and couples with more than $450,000 in income. itemized deductions would be limited for individuals making more than $250,000 and couples making
bought up stocks on high hopes of deal after president obama said this afternoon a deal is "in sight," and positive comments from republican leaders in the senate. here's how the major averages closed on this last trading day of 2012. the dow surged 166 points, the nasdaq jumped about 60, and the s&p rose almost 24 points. while wall street has already closed the books on 2012, washington still has a few hours to go before its new year's day fiscal cliff deadline. darren gersh has the latest. >> reporter: after a weekend of late-night negotiations with the vice president, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said an agreement on the fiscal cliff was very, very close. >> we'll continue to work on finding smarter ways to cut spending, but let's not let that hold up protecting americans from the tax hike that will take place in about 10 hours. >> reporter: the deal would raise the top tax rate for individuals making more than $400,000 and couples with more than $450,000 in income. itemized deductions would be limited for individuals making more than $250,000 and couples making more
a cut to obama care. that was something republicans asked for. that was not agreed to. but the big headline out of all this is they did agree to push that sequester off for two months and they agreed to find a way to pay for it, half in revenue, and half in spending cuts. wolf. >> so the details are beginning to come in. it looks like they have a deal. it looks like the senate is going to vote. the vice president is about to brief the democratic members of the senate. let's go back to capitol hill. dana bash is up there. dana, just to set the scene. you're standing outside the room where the democratic senators are going to be meeting with the vice president. >> that's right. you can show just to give you a context, and then i want to piggyback on what jessica is saying. you know what? actually, kim, can you flip around? we're going to get the vice president right now. we're going to get the vice president right now. mr. vice president, do you have a deal? mr. environment, we're live on cnn, do you have a deal? senator reid, how do you feel? got to love live tv. there you go. >> he
people are saying it is round two, senate republicans are saying no debt ceiling increase until president obama and democrats put social security and medicare on the table. what do you think? caller: i do think we should be looking at spending cuts. if we keep in the autumn of programs where they are now, we will not have anything for anyone -- if we keep entitlement programs where they are now, we will not have anything for anyone in a few years. i agree with republicans in that. we do need to protect our country and have the military be the best it can be, but i would say we do not need to give them more money. i think that is one area where i see things differently than our republican colleagues. host: patricia, mass., independent caller. caller: i was wondering why the congress and president want to go after social security and medicaid. they are the ones that rated that account. they took the money from it and they have not paid back yet. host: are you referring to the payroll tax holiday? caller: no, i'm talking about the way the government has rated the social security account when
to be president for the next four years. [cheers] >> taking what republicans called a victory lap. president obama said a deal is in sight. appeared at a campaign style event to remind everyone he is winning and the g.o.p. is not. >> just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on 00 wealthiest americans. obviously the agreement is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. >> republicans suggested the event may back fire. accusing the president of rubbing their noses in defeat. >> time to stop the campaigning, the president won. we all know that. he won fair and square. but isn't it now time to govern? >> the president was absolutely out of line with his comments at 1:30 this afternoon. this is a very delicate time in the negotiations. i would think democrats would be embarrassed at what the president did. >> after months of the president promising a balanced approach, there are only tax hikes for the rich without any new spending cuts. and today he hinted at even more tax hikes ahead. warning republicans future deficit
. >>> avoiding the so called fiscal cliff, obama released a statement saying while neither democrats nor republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for the country and the house should pass it without delay. now the house of representatives will reconvene, coming up at 5:15, the big question, will house republicans block the senate bill from passing. >>> it is 5:03 this morning. salvano county follows ahead on collision -- head-on collision, the accident happened near the river bridge on highway 12 east of rio vista. they have not released details about what caused the crash or if alcohol was involved. meanwhile law agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers and dui checkpoints were set up across the area and chp officers were patrolling the highways. the number of dui arrests were down compared to last year but new numbers for this year's crackdown should be released sometime today. >>> well new this morning, 2013 means california has certain new laws that take affect today. allie rasmus is joining us live from oakland with the details affected by t
cautious optimism that the framework appears to be in place. president obama said at an agreement was in sight but not dead yet. there is a republican senate, but mcconnell, taking the lead directly with vice-president joe biden on the phone. mr. mcconnell said the two parties were very close to an agreement. they were close to an agreement on the tax side that would avert tax rises before the vast majority of americans at midnight here tonight. what they are still talking about is the spending side. the question is what happens -- do they get deferred or delayed? still arguing over that period there is optimism the deal is emerging that if we do get it, remembering everything that is agreed has to be approved by the house and senate. there is certainly some suggestions that the house of representatives might not vote on something tonight. >> we will keep you up-to-date with the fiscal cliff situation over the next few hours. we showed you athens a few minutes ago and the fireworks displays around the world have been heralding the start of the new year. north korea has joined othe
think both parties are very conscious of the markets opening tomorrow and the republicans have been through situations where they've voted down big plans and the markets have crashed. so i don't think that john boehner wants that on his head and i think that president obama's planning to blame him if that happens. there as lot of work being done to convince some liberal democrats and conservative republicans, because republicans in voting for this would have to vote for a tax rate increase which a lot of them have signed pledges saying they would never do. it's a big step but i think they'll take it. >> david, looking at house speaker john boehner a lot of people thought he ended up looking bad when that plan b failed. does he have the votes for this and/or could his speakership be in trouble? >> i don't know that his speakership is in trouble. during a year and a half ago during the debt ceiling debate where house majority leader eric cantor acted up and acted as spokesman for the farther right wing of the caucus, but i think here there's not a lot of suggestions that his speakersh
heads to the republican controlled house of representatives and could come to a vote later today but it is far from certain that it will pass. president obama urged members to back the deal though it falls short of what he originally sought. >> my preference would have been to solve all of the problems in the context of a larger agreement, bigger deal, a grand bargain, whatever you want to call it that solves our deficit problems in a responsible way. does not just deal with the taxes but deals with the spending so that we can put it behind us and focus on just growing our economy. >> the plan would permanently raise taxes on households making more than $450,000 while continuing tax breaks from businesses and extend unemployment benefits through 2013 and keep popular tax credits for middle class families until 2018. a decision on spending cuts has been delayed until march. stock markets begin the new year on wednesday when washington will find out what wall street thinks of congress' last ditch compromise. >> we will talk more about this latest deal. for that i am joined by our b
,000 a year. president obama took credit. that broke 20 years of opposition to tax hikes. >> republicans said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. >> only five senate republicans voted no. >> middle-class families will wake up to the assurance that their taxes will not go up $2,200 each. >> not so fast. house speaker and his members might not go along. john boehner sent house members home to celebrate the new year without a vote. >> this is disgusting. everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> the economy could still take a hit. the house takes up whether to follow the senate's lead and hike taxes on the wealthy. steve handelsman, nbc news. >> the first same-sex couples work legally wed in a ceremony at city hall this morning. >> kim dacey is live this morning with all of the details. >> it was an historic night at city hall as the first same-sex couples did get married in a special ceremony this morning. seven couples took their vows. the mayor performed the first ceremony. she has marriage power. she also is an ordained minister. she married jim and bill
$450,000. president obama took credit for breaking 20 years of gop opposition to tax hikes. >> keep in mind, just last month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on wealthiest republicans. >> reporter: only 5% said no. >> americans will wake up today to be sure that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: not so fast. house speaker john boehner and his might not go along. boehner sent republicans home to celebrate the new year without the fiscal cliff. >> everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> reporter: the economy could still take a hit. while the house takes up maybe later today, whether to follow the senate's lead and hike taxes on the wealth. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, nbc news. bill, back to you. >> well, thanks, steve. >>> we have new details today on secretary of sate hillary clinton and the blood clot that has her hospitalized. the clot is located in a vein in a space between the brain and the skull, near her right ear. it did not cause a stroke or neurological damage. doctors say she's making excellent progres
. >> let's go back to the strategy, which it was. somebody is going to be the republican nominee and that person is going to beat obama. therefore, all you have to do is beat that nominee. >> that was his theory. but, as howard just noted and neil sodacca made very famous, making up is hard to do. so the reality came for mitt romney, once he secured that nomination in the early spring, having everybody fall in line and it just wasn't there. >> how many versuses can you do? >> mitt romney pushed himself so far to the right, we know this part is true. especially in immigration. the general was nearly impossible. by the way, i don't think he ef b tried one. here's the immigration exchange that became a defining line on the right. let's listen. >> let's stand immigration for a second. governor romney, there's one thing i'm confused about. you say you don't want to go and round up people and deport them. but you say they would have to go back to their home countries and apply for citizenship. if you don't deport them, how do you send them home? >> the answer is self deportation. which
help them financially. not every obama voter did that, but many absolutely did. now, going forward, the republican party does have to change. it can't disparage poor people, it has to engage them. that's to demonstrate that a healthy economy, based on discipline and robust capitalism, will lift far more people out of poverty than government handouts will. you've got to sell that. romney didn't. finally, governor romney also did not confront the far left fanatics to demonize them and let me give you a perfect example. "the washington post" editorialized last week, that i, your humble correspondent, served up a bigoted commentary on election night, quote, a couple of hours before president obama was declared the vick toy bill o'reilly offered his explanation why mitt romney was about to lose because it's a changing country it's not a traditional america anymore. in case anyone might be confused about the meaning of traditional, he elaborated, white establishment is now minority. in other words, the problem was too many voters of color. how vile. how vile. in other words, you pinheads
to redouse washington's out of control spending. >> president obama called the vote the right thing to do for the country. republicans compromised on the tax rates and democrats gave in on the state taxes. - estate taxings. >> there is another crisis looming on the horizon. lawmakers have to worry about the debt ceiling. the u.s. roached the legal borrowing limit yesterday . the treasury department is taking measures to buy time until the end of february including suspending investments and benefit fund saids for federal workers or they will not pay the country's billos time. congress must vote now to raise the debt ceiling and setting the stage for yet another battle on capitol hill. a new year brings new numbers on the paycheck of thousands san francisco workers. a higher minimum wage comes in . carolyn tyler has the details. >> the street prides itself on the salaries paid to workers in the back of the house. cooks and dish washers and a record high minimum wage rose in from 8.50 in 2004 to 10.24 an hour and jumps to 10.55. >> will it keep you from hiring. >> yes, we'll have to trim ou
, congressional republicans were not happy with what they heard from president obama who held a campaign-style event at the white house. >> i'm going to be president for the next four years, i think. >> reporter: effectively continuing the partisans' bickering we've long seen. >> time to stop the cheerleading and campaigning. >> i know the president enjoys heckling and having pep rallies to get congress to act instead of sitting down and negotiating. >> reporter: now the big new year's test, can it pass in the house? for "good morning america," jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> president obama says the agreement reached by the senate is the, quote, right thing to do for our country and is encouraging the house to pass it without delay. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is spending this new year's day in a new york hospital where she is being treated for a blood clot near her brain. doctors are using blood thinners to try to break up the clot which was found more than two weeks after clinton fainted and suffered a concussion. while the clot could have been serious, even fatal,
a true republican or a true democrat. doesn't look like president obama is getting his way either. >> no absolutely not. i think the president is getting almost everything he wants. these are folks that come from relatively safe seats outside this listening area where they are typically elected by primary voters. the way the districts are drawn, moderation is not necessarily in the vocabulary. >> when it comes to scoring political points, the narrative is changing a little bit. looks like president obama had the big clear winner. now everybody is talking about how great a job joe biden is doing. >> i'll tell you, joe biden and mitch mcconnel have served today for three decades. they know each other well. it was a good call to have the two of them negotiating. obviously the president was involved. the big thing about this is this was a big vote. it was 89-8. you had bipartisan support for this. the republicans wanted the senate to take the lead. they took the lead. they sent it to the house and they said they'd have a vote on it. my hope is they have a clean vote on a clean bill. t
a couple weeks ago, and now we're getting a very, very small amount. the republicans say, well, the cuts are going to come in 2013, but president obama's saying i'm not going to play that debt ceiling game, or i'm not going to negotiate cuts with the debt ceiling. republicans say, well, they are -- they're going to demand cuts, or they won't raids the debt ceiling -- raise the debt ceiling. this is the frustration among conservatives, that the cuts always come later, they don't come now. and that's why there are going to be a lot of no votes from house republicans. rick: i remember president bush's second term statement that he had collected political capital, and he intended to use it. on the president's side here, how much political capital has he spent on this deal right now? >> well, he certainly spent some. he's going to spend a lot on immigration reform. that's going to be a very difficult fight. he also wants to move energy and gun control. i doubt he has the votes on any major gun control effort, but that's going to move very quickly early next year. so i think he spent some. the
more than $450,000 per year will see their taxes go up. that's far higher than obama's original proposal. they have yet to agree to suspend spending cuts. the democrat led senate is expected to pass the bill on new year's eve. the republican led house says it will not vote on the bill before the midnight deadline. members of congress are expected to work on a stop gap measure to prevent any serious fiscal impact. the fiscal cliff has become a term many people even outside the financial markets are talking about. if the u.s. economy falls off this cliff, ripple effects are expected. >> reporter: the term fiscal cliff has been making headlines recently. here's a brief explanation. it's a term used to refer to the economic fallout that might occur because of policy divisions in the u.s. congress. if democrats and republicans cannot come to an agreement on resolving the fiscal cliff by year end, sudden tax increases and drastic budget cuts will take effect and would dramatically slow the u.s. economy. let's look into the two main components of the fiscal cliff. first, taxes. democra
earning more than $450,000 per year will see their taxes go up. that's far higher than obama's original proposal. they have yet to agree to suspend spending cuts. the democrat led senate is expected to pass the bill on new year's eve. the republican led house says it will not vote on the bill before the midnight deadline. members of congress are expected to work on a stop gap measure to prevent any serious fiscal impact. the fiscal cliff has become a term many people even outside the financial markets are talking about. if the u.s. economy falls off this cliff, ripple effects are expected. >> reporter: the term fiscal cliff has been making headlines recently. here's a brief explanation. it's a term used to refer to the economic fallout that might occur because of policy divisions in the u.s. congress. if democrats and republicans cannot come to an agreement on resolving the fiscal cliff by year end, sudden tax increases and drastic budget cuts will take effect and would dramatically slow the u.s. economy. let's look into the two main components of the fiscal cliff. first, taxes. democra
from republicans and some democrats but one that president obama was reluctant to embrace during his interview with nbc's david gregory on "meet the press" sunday. >> we have an armed guard. like at every school in the country, that is what the nra believes could work. >> i am not going to prejudge the recommendations given to me. i am skeptical the only answer is putting more guns in schools. >> joining us now the mayor and chief zek stiff of marlboro township in new jersey and has decided to place armed guards at his schools when they return from vacation this week. thanks for joining us. happy new year. >> so you are a democrat but you do support the idea of having more security in schools. why and what have you decided to do in your township? >> as mayor of my town i'm in charge of security. and i don't make federal policy. i don't make state policy. i'm not making a statement on the nra. we need to keep our 8,000 school children safe. with the unfortunate events that happened in newtown, connecticut the only way we could take immediate steps is put a police officer, a trained pr
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